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By Staff | Apr 26, 2019

Burn ban in effect

A fire emergency declaration and burn ban for Pierce County was issued Tuesday.

The burn ban comes into effect when the N.D. Fire Danger Index is at high, very high or extreme danger levels, or if a Red Flag Warning has been issued for the county.

During the burn ban, prohibited activities include recreational burning; garbage/pit burning; burning of farmland, cropland, ditches; using fire to demolish structures; and using fireworks.

Usage of grills or enclosed fire pits is not included in the ban. However, grills and enclosed pits must be on hard surfaces and a minimum of 15 feet away from dry vegetation.

Violating the burn ban is a Class B misdemeanor, the maximum penalties for which is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $1,500.

The declaration/ban will expire on Oct. 1.

– Tribune Staff Report

Journey supporting Relay

The Journey, a local cancer survivor support, will not hold an organized support meeting in May, as it will be held during the week of activities for Pierce County Relay for Life.

The Journey will support Relay for Life the month of May.

Relay’s survivor dinner will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Dakota Farms. (RSVP Sid at 776-6738 before May 1).

The Relay for Life walk will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Rugby Armory. Darlene Tiffany will be the honorary speaker. The survivor lap will be held following opening ceremonies.

– Tribune Staff Report

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